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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London11 Feb 2018
The White Rock HotelHastings, East Sussex18 Nov 2017
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2017Dover, Kent03 Feb 2017
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent24 Sep 2016
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London09 Sep 2016
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex31 Aug 2016
Catford Constitutional ClubCatford, Greater London17 Jul 2016
Tap EastStratford, Greater London09 Mar 2016
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016Dover, Kent05 Feb 2016
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent17 Dec 2015
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire16 Dec 2015
The GeorgeCroydon, Greater London01 Dec 2015
Blythe Hill TavernForest Hill, Greater London03 Dec 2014
The Red LionArundel, West Sussex23 Sep 2013
Red LionLeytonstone, Greater London19 Aug 2013
Olde SunSt Neots, Cambridgeshire15 Aug 2013
The Henglers CircusGlasgow, Glasgow, City of03 Jul 2013
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex22 May 2013
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London26 Jan 2013
Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar)Whitstable, Kent10 Aug 2007
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent25 Aug 2006
Red LionSnargate, Kent18 Jun 2005
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005Dover, Kent04 Feb 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Feb 2018
Philip PirripExcellent08 Feb 2018 I had forgotten what this beer looked like and tasted like
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jun 2013

The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried18 Nov 2017

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2017, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Feb 2017

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried24 Sep 2016

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jan 2013

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2013
ChrisENot Tried01 Apr 2011

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent17 Jul 2016

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jul 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Jan 2013

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2016

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Dec 2015 Ran out late evening

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried16 Dec 2015

The George, Croydon, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2015

Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2014

The Red Lion, Arundel, West Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2013

Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

HSBNot Tried19 Aug 2013

Olde Sun, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

HSBExcellent15 Aug 2013

The Henglers Circus, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBNot Tried03 Jul 2013

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2013

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jan 2013

Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar), Whitstable, Kent

SteveNot Tried10 Aug 2007

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanGood25 Aug 2006 Labelled as Dark Star Original. Lovely black beer with sourness and roasted malts and a juicy texture to it too. Very moreish.
IanGood05 Jul 2006 Badged as Dark Star Original. It lacked a little of its freshness from Saturday, but still a very good malty beer with a surprising hop finish
IanExcellent01 Jul 2006 Served straight from the barrel as the lines were being cleaned. Dark malt aroma. A rich beer with plenty of depth. Some dryness on end. I loved it. Had good complexity and depth of flavour to the malts, but never got sickly or sweet.

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

MartinAcceptable18 Jun 2005 Smooth tasting and a bit raisiny but not really up to form. Maybe it's the heat.
AndrewAcceptable17 Jun 2005 Very rich ruby coloured beer. Quite nice but tasted too much like of raisen and sherry for me
IanGood17 Jun 2005 Dark ruby colour. Last time I had this was at the White Cliffs beer festival where I scored it a 5/5 Exceptional. This is not quite how I remember it, but it still had some lovely raisiny fruit, some coffee flavours. Very rich very smooth and good balance. Sweetish hedgerow black fruit.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005, Dover, Kent

IanExceptional04 Feb 2005 Dark Star can do no wrong, their balance of flavours is superb

Dark Star Dark Star The Original

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 10 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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